Archos to enter the smartphone market

Archos is known for its Android tablet, most recently with the Titanium and Platinum tablets, which were shown off at CES. So it shouldn't be much of a surprise to see the company moving into the smartphone market.

Archos is said to be launching a range of 'affordable' smartphones later this year, with May likely to see as many as three new handsets. That's according to Russian website Hi-Tech, which claims it will use the Platinum branding for the phones, with a specification not unlike some of the more popular models of the recent past.

The company’s flagship 4.8-inch Platinum smartphone is likely to sell for around £230, offering a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution display, 1.7GHz quad-core MediaTek CPU, Android 4.1 and a design that is said to be similar to the Galaxy S III. Not a bad phone to take inspiration from.

The company is also said to be producing a 'low-end' 5.2-inch handset with a 800 x 480-pixel display and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, along with a 3.5-inch single-core phone that could retail for as little as $120 (£77).

All sounds good if your budget is a little tight. Look out for the official launch as we head into summer.

Source: BGR

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